A note on the envelope in the hand of Samuel May, presumably directed to William Lloyd Garrison, reads, "Dear Mr. G. This came by Mr. Hovey from Pillsbury. You will see he marks the 2nd and 3rd pages for the Liberator. It is a racy and keen notice of the Exeter Hall Meeting of the B. & F. A. S. Society. - Please keep this carefully and return to me."
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Pillsbury describes the state of his health. He gives a thorough account of the anniversary meeting of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, which was apparently unsuccessful. He tells May that no mention of the American Anti-Slavery Society was made by either the British or the American speakers and that he disapproved strongly of the whole proceeding. Pillsbury says that the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society is the only real obstacle to the spread of abolitionism in England. He mentions that he briefly saw the Chapman family and the Weston family and that he received a visit from Mrs. Massie. He informs May that he has "just had the pleasure of aiding in the escape of a slave from Charleston, S.C."